THE DRIVEJuly 2020
Welcome to the 7th Edition of THE DRIVE Newsletter!
We would like to welcome all new employees that recently joined the VTC Family. We’re so happy to have you here!
Umar Abdul-Ali – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Francis Acosta – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Thomas Datzler – Auto Hauler, Mid-West Region
Mardagus Henderson – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
John Hicks – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Bronwyn Hurwitz – Quality Assistant
Darrell Lang – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Gerald Madison – Auto Hauler, Northern Region
Daniel Nelson – Auto Hauler, Mid-Atlantic Region
Juan Rosado – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Bruce Waterman – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Davion Harden – 1 year
Reginald Morrissette – 1 year
Corey Pickett – 1 year
Kathleen Piper – 1 year
Kristopher Rioles – 1 year
Michael Wargo – 1 year
Joshua Williams – 1 year
Samuel Hedgepeth – 5 years
Gary Monroy – 5 years
Martha Najera – 5 years
Arthur Tyler – 5 years
David Milczewski – 10 years
Jhon Garcia – 07/01
Corey Mcdonald – 07/02
Alain Gonzalez – 07/03
Burton Rementer – 07/04
Reginald Morrissette – 07/07
Rafael Carattini – 07/08
Crystal Clayton – 07/08
Nicole Colasante – 07/08
Rodney Day – 07/08
Amanda Lariviere – 07/08
Ainsley English – 07/09
Eduardo Decarvalho – 07/09
Deon Simpson – 07/10
Jose Rodriquez-Rivera – 07/11
Rebecca Carlson – 07/12
Harry Bardon – 07/13
Charles Legette – 07/13
James Mccoy – 07/13
Justin Anctil – 07/15
Charles Browning – 07/15
Krzysztof Krajewski – 07/15
John Murchison – 07/15
Gabriel Vera – 07/15
Emilio Morales – 07/17
Kern Baptiste – 07/18
Irwin Amoah – 07/19
Joshua Williams – 07/19
Scott Schudlich – 07/20
Warren Williams – 07/20
Wendy Ferguson – 07/20
Clarence Denson – 07/21
Samuel Holmes – 07/21
Leonard Foster – 07/22
Michael Renfroe – 07/22
Ronald Brass – 07/23
Andreas Luce – 07/23
Britton Iaco – 07/24
Todd Newhall – 07/25
James Dias – 07/26
Shanna Horton – 07/26
Theodore Avery – 07/28
Steven Bounds – 07/30
Linda DiCarlo – 07/30
Richard Lamphere – 07/30
Gary Rivenburg – 07/30
Carlos Valencia – 07/30
James Grimes – 07/31
While we just experienced one CVSA blitz, there’s another one on the way. This year, the CVSA’s Brake Safety Week blitz is scheduled to take place throughout North America on August 23 — 29.
FMCSA SCORES – JUNE
Hours of Service
HOW ARE WE STACKING UP IN 2020?
CLEAN ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Congratulations to the following Auto Haulers for receiving clean roadside inspections in the month of May:
A-LIST AUTO HAULERS
A-List Auto Haulers must be employed for the full 6 month period with no violations, no crashes, and have no CSA score.
Michael B Johnson
Wayne A. Smith
Harold Zanders III
Robert King Jr.
If you have questions about the FMCSA Scores or the A+ Drivers List, please contact the Safety Department!
Dehydration is dangerous and can cause headaches, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. Not to mention that hot or humid weather can make you sweat more than usual, which requires additional hydration to make up for lost fluids.
REMINDER: Per Chrysler policy, any photos taken of Chrysler products are only to be used for damage/delivery reference only. Regardless of the nature of the vehicle, every vehicle is to be considered confidential and is not to be shared on social media or otherwise. If Chrysler discovers anyone breaking this confidentiality agreement, VTC can potentially be banned from hauling Chrysler products for one year.
HOW ARE WE STACKING UP?
All maintenance issues after hours need to be routed through the maintenance number (401-206-5104 option 1 for T/A Road Squad). Hold times have been increasing due to volume and do not hang up but wait for them to answer.
The only time you should be choosing the MCSR on call option is when you are in the middle of an active call and something is going wrong. At this time maintenance will get involved to correct the issue with the current call. But there must be a current call that is going wrong.
Please Note: Hold times with T/A Road Squad should be improving as of this week as they have made improvements with staffing and routing to improve wait times.
Also, we have an updated phone system. Now, when you call into Maintenance (401-206-5104), please listen to the list of options and select the number that matches your region.
Mid-Atlantic – Press 2
Northern – Press 3
Southern – Press 4
Mid-West – Press 5
Roadboard – Press 6
HUMAN RESOURCES / BENEFITS UPDATES
We have overcome many challenges over the last several months and we couldn’t have done it without the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our teammates.
PUT YOUR PAWS TOGETHER
Auto Howler Stella
Stella is a 10-month-old golden retriever who is definitely smarter than your average bear and is equally as floofy as one.
Her mom, VTC Dispatcher Suzana, describes Stella as a “weirdo” on account of her love of stealing pens and napkins.
In addition to petty thievery, Stella’s hobbies also include “helping” her mom dispatch when she works from home, being the world’s best guard dog, and howling at passing trucks (because trucks are scary, ya know?!).
Also much like a bear, everything is food to Stella, but she maintains her floofy figure by enjoying her favorite snacks – carrots, blueberries, and strawberries – Yum!
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|AUTO HAULER MENTORS|
|AUGUSTINOS, GREGORY||(240) 357-0784||ALL STYLES|
|REMENTER, BURTON||(302) 841-9727||4 Car Units|
|WARE, WILLIAM||(315) 380-2625||10 Car High Rails + 9 Car Quick Loaders|
|ZIELEZINSKI, CHESA||(443) 600-6942||4 Car Units + 9 Car Quick Loaders|
|BURRIDGE, MATTHEW (Canada)||(289) 696-9543||10 Car High Rails + 9 Car Quick Loaders|
|GONCALVES, ANTHONY||(973) 985-7268||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|KLOSNER, CHARLES||(718) 578-5850||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|KOZLOSKI, JOSEPH||(585) 339-8301||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|RASBERRY, JAMES||(313) 421-5763||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|DESNOYERS, GREG||(401) 862-8047||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|JOVINSKI, CRISTIANO||(973) 493-6198||4 Car Units + 9 Car Quick Loaders|
|SANTOS, KEVIN||(401) 952-6700||ALL STYLES|
|Road Board Operations|
|FITZPATRICK, WILLIAM||(937) 622-2402||ALL STYLES|
|HODGE, JAMES||(828) 447-5468||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|MEYER, BRIAN||(609) 661-2844||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|SHERMAN, COREY||(205) 238-9585||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|GONZALEZ, JONATHAN||(423) 535-0154||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|GOOCH, TRAWN||(904) 708-4766||10 Car High Rails + 9 Car Quick Loaders|
|FENDERSON, JAMES||(313) 277-0488||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|MIZELL, DREW||(205) 542-7770||9 Car Quick Loaders|
|GREEN, KEVIN||(336) 343-7304||ALL STYLES|
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